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What to do before Lake Como?....

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What to do before Lake Como?....

I am planning to travel around Iatly for a couple of weeks....

Am planning on flying into Milan but have a couple of days to fill in before heading north to Lake Como... does anyone have any ideas of somwhere worth spending 2-3 nights close to Milan (but not actully Milan as i am doing this later in my trip)

Thnaks in advance

Mat

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1. Re: What to do before Lake Como?....

Bergamo is a beaut town reached by train from Milan

www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html

Accommodation www.venere.com

Edited: 22 February 2012, 16:40
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2. Re: What to do before Lake Como?....

Turin and Venaria Royal Palace are a couple of hours by train.

Stresa on lake Maggiore, Borromee islands and Mt. Mottarone reachable with a cable car are 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

Same distance for some castles in the Piacenza province.

www.venaria.it

www.distrettolaghi.it

www.castellidelducato.it

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3. Re: What to do before Lake Como?....

Take the train direct to Stresa on lake maggiore and only a 50 min direct train ride

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4. Re: What to do before Lake Como?....

It would great if you visit my town or the province as Aussies11 suggested! :) We are less than 1 hour by train from Milano and even if few people come here, our town is rich of art and culture, above all of the Middle Age - Renaissance period. Ad the food is delicious! But to visit the castles that are near Piacenza you'd better have a car. Everything can be done with public transports, but it's a little bit complicated...

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5. Re: What to do before Lake Como?....

Hi All, thanks very much for your help and ideas.

I will definitey look at some of the places you have suggeted :)

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